Snow Canyon State Park Warnings and Dangers

  • A Trail Head Parking Lot
    A Trail Head Parking Lot
    by KimberlyAnn
  • Hiking the Pinyon Trail
    Hiking the Pinyon Trail
    by KimberlyAnn
  • Prevent forest fires or wildfires !!!
    Prevent forest fires or wildfires !!!
    by Trekki

Most Recent Warnings and Dangers in Snow Canyon State Park

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    Know These Rules Before You Hike

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Apr 12, 2015

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    1. Trail heads have designated parking areas, park only in these areas.
    2. Hike on designated trails only, do not bushwhack across the park or take short cuts cross country.
    3. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, and are only permitted in the campground, on the West Canyon road, and the Whiptail trail.
    4. Some park trails, such as Jenny’s Canyon and Johnson Canyon are closed seasonally. Obey all posted closures.
    5. Rolling rocks in the park is not allowed.
    6. If you packed it in, then pack it out. Leave Snow Canyon at least as pristine as you found it.
    7. It is against the law to remove, alter, or destroy and plants, animals, minerals, or other natural features in the park. So, leave all natural objects the way you found them.
    8. Respect wildlife by remembering that this is their home, and you are the visitor.
    9. Campfires are only permitted in designated areas, from mid-September through the end of May. Fire bans are in effect from June 1 through September 15. No gathering of firewood is permitted within the park, so arrive with your own wood.
    10. If you are a professional or commercial photographer, a special permit must be obtained.

    It is also highly recommended that you do the following:
    Carry at least one liter of water per person.
    Don't hike alone, or at least tell someone of your plans.
    Don't hike when the temperatures are extreme, or keep your hikes very short. Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen.

    Hiking the Pinyon Trail A Trail Head Parking Lot
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Prevent forest fires or wildfires !!!

    by Trekki Updated Sep 4, 2005

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    Hope, the officials don’t mind that I place Smokey Bear here to warn of forest fires. But, during all my travels in US I was fascinated of the successful campaign of creating the bear as a “living figure” to give the message to prevent forest fires.

    So: wherever you are in and around Snow Canyon – be careful when lighting a fire.
    Don’t throw away cigarettes or matches, don’t cook with open fire when not protecting it against wind – the best of all would even be not to light a fire at all.

    It is said that 9 out of 10 wildfires are caused by humans.

    A bit off-topic, but nevertheless interesting: Smokey Bear is actually based on an orphan baby black bear, who was found after a big forest fire in 1950.
    You can read more about this, and also about wildfires, what they do, and how to prevent them on Smokey Bears Website

    The picture is a 1980 poster of Smokey Bear campaign.

    Prevent forest fires or wildfires !!!
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • National/State Park

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